Oregon cannabis retailer accuses grower of theft, harassment after falling out

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An Oregon marijuana retailer is seeking $3.3 million in damages in lawsuits filed against a former grower and business partner for alleged defamation, trademark infringement and online harassment.

Oregrown filed the suits against Justin Crawn after a dispute between the parties over multiple crop failures, The Oregonian reported.

Separate suits were filed in August and September in Deschutes County Circuit Court, according to the newspaper.

The allegations include:
  • Crawn and his nephew took marijuana seeds, plants and lighting from the production facility.
  • The Crawns engaged in harassment including anti-Semitism and threats of violence against Oregrown CEO Aviv Hadar as well as accusations he “ordered the sale of mold-contaminated cannabis.” Hadar has requested the court to order a stop to the harassment.

The Oregonian said it wasn’t able to reach the Crawns for comment.

But after the first suit was filed last month, Crawn’s attorney told the Bend Bulletin that the theft allegations weren’t true and that a counter-complaint would be filed.